South Carolina

During South Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season, Special Primitive Weapons Seasons, primitive weapons include bow and arrow, crossbow and muzzle-loading shotguns (20 gauge or larger) and rifles (.36 caliber or larger) with open or peep sights or scopes, which use black powder or a black powder substitute that does not contain nitro-cellulose or nitro-glycerin components as the propellant charge; there are no restrictions on ignition systems (e.g. Flintstone, percussion cap, shotgun primer, disk, electronic, etc.). During primitive weapons season, no revolving rifles are permitted. South Carolina offers some great hunting during the muzzleloader season for any black powder fan.

South Carolina Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

Muzzleloader – Private Lands Zone 1Oct 1 – Oct 10
Muzzleloader – Private Lands Zone 2Oct 1 – Oct 10
Hunting Season Updated for 2022-2023

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